sapele mahogany

sapele

[suh-pee-lee]
noun
1.
Also called aboudikro. the mahoganylike wood of any of several African trees of the genus Entandrophragma, used for making furniture.
2.
a tree, especially Entandrophragma cylindricum, of the mahogany family, yielding this wood.
Also called sapele mahogany.


Origin:
1900–05; after Sapele, a port on the Benin River in S Nigeria

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sapele (səˈpiːlɪ)
 
n
1.  any of several W African meliaceous trees of the genus Entandrophragma, esp E. cylindricum, yielding a hard timber resembling mahogany
2.  the timber obtained from such a tree, used to make furniture
 
[C20: West African name]

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